Catholic University of America Alumni Average Salary

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than Catholic University of America. It is a Roman Catholic university based in Washington, Washington DC that is ranked in the top 26 percent of universities by return on investment. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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National Salary Data 
Architect (but not Landscape or Naval)
10 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
7 salaries
Executive Director
6 salaries
Social Worker
6 salaries
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization
5 salaries
Assistant Project Manager, Construction
5 salaries
Design Architect
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 435

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About This School

620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064


Private School, Research University, Religious

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Graduates of CUA go into the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, clinical care, and the software development industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care information technology (it) services industry. Median pay for those who graduated from CUA amounts to approximately $64K.


Many CUA grads end up living in Fairfax, Va., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is no surprise that New York, N.Y., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $89K), is another of the most popular spots for former CUA students. Washington, DC is a popular spot for former CUA students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $75K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) earns CUA students the most money after college (an average about $96K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) — their annual income amounts to around $70K on average.


Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for Catholic University of America grads — they earn 20 percent more than their fellow graduates. Many CUA grads have knowledge of Drupal, with approximately one in eight alumni using this program on the clock. Proficiency in SAP Crystal Reports, Engineering Design, and Operations Management command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of grads can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; the vast majority of respondents are rewarded with health insurance and nearly all former students report dental coverage, too. Almost all grads save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Other benefits awarded to Catholic University of America alumni include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $61K for Loyola University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to CUA grads. Other schools similar to CUA include Howard University, Lehigh University, and Teachers College at Columbia University.

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